South Florida Sea Level Rise Project Final Report

This report presents the results of a study conducted by the South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC) to distinguish areas that are likely to experience erosion, inundation and flooding due to sea level rise in the region. The Study Area included the three counties in the SFRPC’s region: Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe County, Florida.

Coastal protection maps, stakeholder collaborative efforts, and the quantification of coastal land use impacts from sea level rise, are provided by county. The report describes and maps various shoreline protection predictions, and addresses why the areas are slated for protection (ie already protected or developed, agriculture etc.), as well as why some will not likely be protected.  

The report concludes acknowledging that "the real threat is to those rare and endangered habitats indigenous to the Florida Keys for which there exist no opportunities for inland migration. Aside from the logistics of protecting developed areas, this is the topic which will require the greatest study and dedication of resources."

Funding for this project was provided by the South West Florida Regional Planning Council through a cooperative agreement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Publication Date: September 2005

Related Organizations:

  • Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council
  • Monroe County, Florida

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  • Assessment

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